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Save even more on travel with your family and (young) children

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Benefits

  • Save even more with a Bijabonnement for your family 
  • Choose from Weekend Vrij, Dal vrij or Altijd Vrij
  • Free Kids Vrij season ticket for a (small) child aged 4-11

Useful information

  • Up to 4 Bijabonnements, including 3 Kids Vrij for (small) children aged 4-11
  • Valid with other train operators
  • Valid on InterCity Berlin and ICE International routes within the Netherlands

What are Bijabonnements?

With some season tickets, you can order one or more Bijabonnementen (group season tickets) for a partner or child aged 12 or over living at the same address. Children aged 4-11 don't need to live at the same address. You can buy a Weekend Vrij, Dal Vrij, Altijd Vrij or Kids Vrij as a Bijabonnement. A Bijabonnement is open-ended; you can cancel monthly after the first year.

What Bijabonnements can you choose?

You have a Dal Voordeel or Altijd Voordeel season ticket
You can buy up to 3 free Kids Vrij as Bijabonnementen.

You have a Weekend Vrij season ticket
You can buy up to 3 free Kids Vrij Bijabonnementen and one extra Weekend Vrij season ticket for one member of your family. 

You have a Dal Vrij season ticket
You can buy up to 3 free Kids Vrij Bijabonnements and one extra Weekend Vrij Bijabonnement for one member of your family. 

You have an Altijd Vrij season ticket
You can buy an Altijd Vrij, Dal Vrij or Weekend Vrij as a Bijabonnement for up to 4 members of your family, up to 3 of which may be free Kids Vrij Bijabonnementen.

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  • Kids Vrij as Bijabonnement

    Kids Vrij lets children aged 4-11 travel with you free. Each child needs their own OV-chipkaart, but does not need to live at the same address as the applicant. A personal OV-chipkaart costs € 7,50.


    Altijd Vrij as Bijabonnement

    Altijd Vrij lets you travel freely at any time of day. For this season ticket, you pay € 149 per month 2nd class (instead of € 318) or € 318 per month 1st class (instead of € 535) per member of your family.


    Dal Vrij as Bijabonnement

    Dal Vrij lets you travel freely off peak and weekends. For this season ticket, you pay € 42 per month 2nd class (instead of € 99) or € 99 per month 1st class (instead of € 172) per member of your family.

    When can I travel free or at a discount?

    • You travel free from 09.00 - 16.00 and 18.30 - 06.30 off-peak on weekdays 
    • You travel free from 18.30 Friday evening to 04.00 Monday at weekends

    You travel free all day on public holidays.


    Weekend Vrij as Bijabonnement

    Weekend Vrij gives you unlimited travel at weekends and a 40% discount off-peak. For this season ticket, you pay € 20 per month 2nd class (instead of € 40) or € 40 per month 1st class (instead of € 65).

    When can I travel free or at a discount?

    • You travel free from 18.30 Friday evening to 04.00 Monday at weekends
    • You travel 40% off from 09.00 - 16.00 and 18.30  06.30 off-peak on weekdays

    On public holidays, you travel at a discount of 40% if a public holiday falls on a weekday or free if it falls on a weekend. 

    All season tickets are subject to terms and conditions.
    Download product terms and conditions for season tickets (PDF, 51 kB in Dutch)

  • Ordering
  • Do you have an OV-chipkaart and already have a season ticket? Then it is easy to order a Bijabonnement via Mijn NS (in Dutch). If your family member or (small) child does not have an OV-chipkaart or their card runs out in the next 8 weeks, you can order a new card at the same time as your Bijabonnement. This is then free (OV-chipkaart). We will send your OV-chipkaart and season ticket to your home within 2 weeks.

    Once you have ordered your tickets, we will send you confirmation by e-mail, showing you how you can put them on your card at any NS ticket machine or another OV-chipkaart loading point. Use our address finder to find all connection points in your area.

    Order Kids Vrij as Bijabonnement (in Dutch)
    Order Dal Vrij as Bijabonnement (in Dutch)
    Order Weekend Vrij as Bijabonnement (in Dutch)
    Order Altijd Vrij as Bijabonnement (in Dutch)

  • OV-chipkaart
  • Bijabonnements are always on an OV-chipkaarts. You need at least € 10 as starting fare (in Dutch) before you can travel. No starting fare is required for Altijd Vrij.


    Checking in and out

    Hold your card up to the free-standing post or gate to check in for your train journey; then repeat the process to check out again when you reach your destination. You need to check in and out with each operator, i.e. if you change to bus, tram or metro. You should check out at an NS card reader before checking in with another operator. If you're travelling abroad, you don't need to check in or out in The Netherlands.

    Combined travel discount

    You can take up to 3 people with you at a discount of 40% in the off-peak hours. You can set this up at the ticket machine at the station. 

    Using group travel discount (in Dutch)

    Changing class

    Would you like to change class, always or for one journey only? You can do that easily at any ticket machine.
    Changing class

  • Frequently asked questions
  • Als ik mijn hoofdabonnement opzeg wordt mijn Bijabonnement dan ook beëindigd?

    Het bijabonnement wordt niet automatisch beëindigd. Bij jaarlijkse verlenging van het abonnement wordt gekeken of het hoofdabonnement nog geldig is. Is dat het geval, dan wordt het bijabonnement verlengd tegen de lage prijs voor bijabonnementen. Is het hoofdabonnement echter opgezegd, dan wordt het bijabonnement verlengd tegen de reguliere prijs.

    I do not have iDEAL. Is there any other way I can buy a season ticket?

    With a personal OV-chipkaart, you can also order a season ticket from NS Customer service on 030-7515155. NS Customer service is available 24/7. You need to order season tickets 10 days in advance.

    How do I order a free Kids Vrij as Bijabonnement?

    You can order up to 3 free Kids Vrij season tickets with a Dal Voordeel, Dal Vrij, Weekend Vrij, Altijd Voordeel or Altijd Vrij season. You can do this at the same time as you order your season ticket, or later via Mijn NS or online. If you do not have an Mijn NS account, you can set one up in Mijn NS (in Dutch).

    Kids Vrij is valid for (small) children aged 4-11.

    You do not need to put a starting fare on your OV-chipkaart for a Kids Vrij season ticket; but if you take your child with you with your OV-chipkaart by tram, bus or metro, they will need to have a minimum balance on their card. Each child needs their own OV-chipkaart, though. This costs € 7,50. A child does not need to live at the same address as the applicant.

    How do I order a Bijabonnement for my family?

    You can order up to 4 Bijabonnementen for members of your family on a Dal Vrij, Weekend Vrij or Altijd Vrij season ticket. Family members are defined as partners and/or children aged 12 or over living at the same address.

    You can order this at the same time as you order your season ticket, or later via Mijn NS (in Dutch) or online. If you do not have an account, you can set one up free in Mijn NS (in Dutch).

    Of these up to 4 Bijabonnementen, 3 can be free Kids Vrij season tickets for (small) children aged 4-11.

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